Vargas vs Manzanilla Info
Rey Vargas beat Franklin Manzanilla by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest on Saturday 9th February 2019 at Fantasy Springs Casino in California.
The scorecards were announced as 117-108, 117-108, 117-108 in favor of winner Rey Vargas.
The fight took place over rounds in the Super Bantamweight division, which meant the weight limit was 122 pounds (8.7 stone or 55.3 KG).
This contest was for the WBC super bantamweight championship of the world.
Vargas vs Manzanilla stats
Rey Vargas stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 32 wins, zero loses and draws, 22 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Franklin Manzanilla made his way to the ring with a record of 18 wins, 4 loses and draws, with 17 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Manzanilla had a large advantage in power over Vargas, boosting at 94% knock out percentage over Vargas' 69%.
Rey Vargas was the younger man by 3 years, at 29 years old.
Vargas had a height advantage of 1 inch over Manzanilla.
Both Rey Vargas & Franklin Manzanilla fought out of an orthodox stance.
Vargas was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 10 more fights, and made his debut in 2010, 7 months earlier than Manzanilla, who’s first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 109 more professional rounds, 200 to Manzanilla's 91.
Franklin Manzanilla was ranked number 3 by the WBC in the 122lb division.
Vargas vs Manzanilla form
Vargas remained undefeated as a professional.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Franklin Manzanilla on 9th February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Azat Hovhannisyan on 12th May 2018 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York.
Going into that contest, he had won against Oscar Negrete on 2nd December 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
Before that, he had beat Ronny Rios on 26th August 2017 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had defeated Gavin McDonnell on 25th February 2017 by majority decision in their WBC World Super Bantamweight championship fight at Ice Arena, Hull, United Kingdom.
Franklin Manzanilla had stopped 2 of his last 3 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Julio Ceja on 26th May 2018 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Teatro Moliere, Distrito Federal, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had won against Francisco Herrera on 2nd March 2018 by knockout in the 3rd round at Hotel El Prado, Barranquilla, Colombia.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Belmar Preciado on 21st December 2017 by split decision in their 8 round contest at Centro de Convenciones del Gran Boulevard, Barranquilla.
Vargas' last 5 fights had come over a period of 1 year 11 months and 15 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 5 months and 27 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 60 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 12 rounds on average.
Manzanilla's last 3 fights had come over a period of 5 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 month and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 15 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.
What time did Vargas vs Manzanilla start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at Fantasy Springs Casino, California, United States, which was around 4:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Vargas vs Manzanilla?
Vargas vs Manzanilla was broadcast on DAZN in the US.